Friday, September 19, 2014

Square One: Fescu; Diva's Challenge: Phicops/Diva Dance Duotangle; It's a String Thing #58

The Square One tangle for the week just ending is Fescu.
Here it is with Ansu:
Watch out for Dex, coming next at 
Square One, Purely Zentangle.

Check out all the Square One entries here
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 Diva's Challenge #185 is a Duotangle: 
Phicops and Diva  Dance
Diva Dance is one of my favorite tangles, any or all versions of it. And, while not necessarily a favorite, I do like using Phicops. The 2 seemed to work well together.

Be sure to check out all the other entries here,  
and maybe try one of the challenges.
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It's a String Thing #58
Using String #58
and any or all of the following tangles:
Gingham by Margaret Bremner, CZT
Girdy by Karl Stewart
Gothic by Mariet Lustenhouwer
Girlande by Simone Bischoff

I actually used all 4 tangles for a change, which surprised me; as most of them were not ones I normally use. But I think I did manage to get them to work together, more or less.

String Thing entries can be viewed at Tickled to Tangle on Mondays, and if you've a mind to try one, the new challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
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Have a wonderful day; see you all next time.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

That String Thing #57

Well, I finally finished a tile for That String Thing #57. 
This is the string we were to use, by Jill Dobis:
 along with any or all of these tangles:
Drip Drop by CZT Debbie Perdue
Dekore by Kari Shultz
Dust Bunny by CZT Margaret Bremner
Drupe by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts

I've been playing around with ideas for it all week, but nothing seemed to work. In the past, other strings, or tangles, or combinations of string and tangles have not totally appealed to me, but most of the time I've been able to turn them into something. Unfortunately, this is all I was able to come up with; not terrific; but not totally terrible either? Or, is it?


Check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday, when Adele Bruno posts them. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday, when she offers the new ones.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Most of this week's Challenges: Diva, Joey, and a couple from Square One

With the new challenges I've added, 
it's turning into a busy week.

First, here are the 2 tiles I've  submitted to Square One:
This is the first one, Auraknot, always one of my favorites:
 and this is this week's Tangle, another one I really like: 
Quib, with Mak-Rah-Mee:
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The Diva's Challenge this week  is to use 
the New Official Tangle, ING, by Molly Hollibaugh. 
At first I was not too enthused about this tangle, but the more I played around with it, the more possibilities emerged. So much so that I ended up doing two tiles, each one totally different from each other:


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 Joey's Weekly Tangle Challenge is to use the tangle Leaflet,  
and she specifically mentioned Autumn
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I still have one challenge to go, but I'm no where near being done with it; so I'm posting the ones that are done, and I'll post the last one when it's finished.

Don't forget to check the Diva's and Joey's sites, as well as Square One, and see how others are responding, and perhaps try one or two yourself.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Overlapping Circles and Rectangles, and another Striped Tile

is to tangle 5 overlapping circles.
I forgot to scan the overlapping circles before I tangled them, but I'm sure you get the picture.
I used quite a few tangles and/or tangleations in this tile:
Opus, Purk, Knightsbridge, Unyun, Paushalov,  Aquafleur, Meer,  Crescent Moon, Kandy Ribnz, and Paradox
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String Thing #56 features String #57
and any or all of the following tangles:
 Tagh by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
Telis by Chrissie Frampton
Ticking by JJ La Barbera
Trivet by CZT Nancy Newlin
Twile by Lesley Scott-Gillilan

I started out thinking I would use them all, 
but it didn't work out that way:
 As you can see, I only used Tagh, Trivet, and 2 variations of Telis. It just seemed like adding anything else would be overkill.
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Since it's the first week of the month, the Diva's Challenge  is a UMT (Use My Tangle), where the Diva offers a tangle designed by one of us. This month it's X-Did, by Annette Carlo. The step-outs are here in case you're interested in trying it out, and perhaps joining in the fun. 

This tangle is very versatile, but can be a little challenging at first (that's what a challenge is all about, n'est pas?). I admit that I played around with it all week, and only this afternoon came up with an idea for my tile. As I said last week, I love tangling stripes, so here's another striped tile:
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Be sure to visit joey’s site, Tickled to Tangle for the String Thing, and i am the Diva to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Week of August

It took me a while to complete this week's challenges, but here they are. Feel free to scroll down to whichever one/ones you're interested in.

The first challenge I completed was the Diva's Challenge, and I did 2. The challenge is Stripes, and I love tangled stripes. 

So without further ado, here are my Stripes:
 This was the first one:
I used (from top to bottom)
Barber Pole,
Ditto, 
Coaster,
A tangle which I thought I designed, 
but it looks a lot like Hybrid,
Meer,
Kandy Ribnz,
and one who's name I don't recall. 

And the second one:
 I used (from upper right corner down to lower left corner)
Betweed,
another one I'm not sure of, Chainging?
Printemps,
Onomato,
Z-Trik,
Unyun,
Triral,
Crescent Moon,
Dugwud,
 ?
and Paradox 

I really enjoyed doing these; 
I'll take Stripes as a challenge any time.
 

Be sure to visit the Diva's site to see the other wonderful entries; it's amazing how different all the responses are. Maybe you'll be inspired to try out one of the Challenges yourself.
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The next one I finished was It's a String Thing #55
Using String #55 by Sue Agnew



The assignment is to create a monotangle using the pattern Striping by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and the tangle enhancer Sparkle in honor of Sue.

I must  admit that I've not actually used Striping, although I have practiced it in my sketch book. And I definitely haven't mastered Sparkle, so I almost didn't even attempt this challenge. But I started playing around with it (in my sketchbook, not on a tile) and parts of it seemed to work. So I went on  and this is what I ended up with:
This exercise/experiment went better than I expected, 
but I still have far to go with Striping and with Sparkle. 

Be sure to check out all the entries @ Tickled to Tangle, on Monday, when Adele Bruno posts them. The vast differences that can be achieved using the same tangles on the same string are truly incredible. And, if you've a mind to try a String Thing yourself, check back on Tuesday, when she offers the new ones.
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The last challenge  I completed this week is 
Joey's Weekly  Tangle Challenge #23:
"tangle around the outside edge of a hand drawn or store
 bought calendar or date book"
 The calendar itself is a little crooked, 
but all in all I like the frame.
 
Take a look at joey’s site to see the other entries, and maybe try one yourself.